Kelly Brozyna’s Paleo, Gluten-Free Chocolate Pie

Countdown to 2014 Cookbook Giveaway: Day 6

This year I wanted to share my favorite cookbooks and health-focused books of 2013 with you from some of my friends. Since it’s the holiday season, they’ve decided to generously give away a copy of their books along with a recipe (see below!) starting today until the new year! Thanks to all of you for participating! To enter for your chance to win a book, just leave a comment below. The winner will be selected at random on January 2, 2014 and books will be mailed out to each winner shortly thereafter. Please note: This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.

1/2/14: Please note that this giveaway ended on 1/1/14. All comments are now closed. Thanks for visiting! 

Now, I’d like to introduce my sixth guest and her book!

WHO: Kelly Brozyna, The Spunky Coconut
BOOK: THE PALEO CHOCOLATE LOVER’S COOKBOOK: 80 Gluten-Free Treats for Breakfast & Dessert (Victory Belt Publishing, 2013)
RECIPE: Paleo, Gluten-Free Chocolate Pie with Raw Graham Cracker Crust


Kelly Brozyna’s Paleo, Gluten-Free Chocolate Pie with Raw Graham Cracker Crust

Yield: 8 servings


Crust Ingredients

1 cup (100 g) walnut halves and pieces

1/4 cup (about 4) soft, pitted Medjool dates

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

Filling Ingredients

1 cup coconut cream*

1/2 cup (about 8) soft, pitted Medjool dates

3 ounces dark chocolate, melted

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

* Use the cream at the top of a can of separated full-fat coconut milk, such as Natural Value brand (which is BPA-free). To get it to separate, refrigerate a couple of cans overnight.


  1. To make the crust, in a food processor with an S blade, purée the walnuts, dates, cinnamon, and salt for about 20 seconds or until very fine.
  2. Transfer the crust mixture to a glass pie dish, and press it across the bottom and halfway up the sides.
  3. Rinse the food processor.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut cream just slightly.
  5. Add the heated coconut cream, dates, chocolate, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to the food processor, and purée for 1 minute or until the filling is dark and completely smooth.
  6. Pour the filling over the crust, and chill to set.
  7. When you’re ready to serve the pie, top it with whipped coconut cream.
  8. Store the pie in the refrigerator.


  1. Chocolate & paleo? Who could resist? This sounds like a perfect cookbook to enjoy in the new year.

  2. Sounds wonderful!

  3. Such a simple recipe, sounds tasty!

  4. So many amazing recipes with Medjool dates. I need to try this one!

  5. I should really look into the paleo lifestyle.

  6. love this author! i would like a copy of her new book!

  7. Love this author! Would like her new cookbook!

  8. Yum….chocolatey paleo!

  9. Looks so yummy!

  10. Yummy recipe! Beautiful cookbook! Thank you!

  11. I have two of The Spunky Coconut cookbooks! Love the recipes! Can’t wait to try this chocolate pie!!

  12. Sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing.

  13. Paleo-licious! Any tips for freshening up dates that are too dry?

  14. I got your cookbook as a Christmas gift and I love it!

  15. This recipe looks amazing, I love Paleo!

  16. I love anything chocolate! New recipes that agree with my tummy are a must in my life.

  17. Looks amazing!!

  18. Would love a copy of the book!

  19. how do you make whipped coconut cream?

  20. This looks amazing! Thank you.

  21. Trader Joe’s used to sell cans of coconut cream, which would be much easier than opening multiple cans of coconut milk and scraping out the cream. If my local store has canned coconut cream, I’m making this recipe!

  22. Looks great!

  23. This is a beautiful book and a beautiful author with a lovely blog. This book has been on my wish list since before it was released. Thank you, Silvana, for all you do!!

  24. Over here! Me! I’m a chocolate lover! This book would be for me!

  25. Pick me! Would love to have this book.

  26. Yes, I love Kelly’s recipes!

  27. Would be great to win this book!

  28. Looks amazing!

  29. I love kelly’s recipe. I’ve been eyeing this book for awhile. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  30. New to going gluten free, learning as much as I can. Quite a bit of a learning curve.

  31. This looks like a great recipe. We love chocolate. Sounds good.

  32. This sounds so good!

  33. I can’t get enough chocolate recipes and love that these would all be gluten free as well! Thanks!

  34. I love anything made with dates!

  35. Oh yum! This pie looks so good and I can’t wait to try it!! Would love to win and try some of the other recipes!!

  36. I love to use dates in baking.

  37. This recipe is fabulous. Very rich, decadent, and the nutty crust adds perfect texture. I will definitely make it again!